Machu Picchu from Lima

Machu Picchu is one of the most famous and beautiful ancient sites in the world, located in the Andes Mountains of Peru. The site can be accessed by air or land, but the most common route is to fly from Lima to Cusco and then take a train or hike to Machu Picchu.

Here is a guide on how to get to Machu Picchu from Lima:

Fly from Lima to Cusco

The easiest and most common way to get to Machu Picchu is to fly from Lima to Cusco. There are several airlines that offer daily flights from Lima to Cusco, and the flight takes about an hour.

Acclimatize to the altitude

Cusco is at an altitude of 11,152 feet, so it is important to take some time to acclimatize before starting your trip to Machu Picchu. Spend a few days in Cusco to adjust to the altitude and explore the city.

Do the Tour with Our Agency

You can book a tour on our website, if you wish we can also help you with flights and transportation to get to Cusco and then make the expedition or hike.

Booking your Tour to Machu Picchu

Book a tour with our agency authorized by the Ministry of Culture.

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Trek to Machu Picchu

If you are feeling adventurous, you can hike to Machu Picchu instead of taking the train. The most popular trekking route is the Inca Trail, which takes 4 days. You will need to hire an authorized guide and book in advance, as only a limited number of hikers are allowed each day.

Exploring Machu Picchu

Once you arrive at Machu Picchu, take your time to explore the ancient ruins. You can hire the services of a guide or explore them on your own. The site is open from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m., and the best time to visit is early morning or late afternoon, when it is less crowded.

In conclusion

Getting to Machu Picchu from Lima is a relatively easy trip, but it does require some planning and preparation. Whether you opt for the train or a walking tour, the trip is well worth it, as Machu Picchu is a true wonder of the world that should not be missed.